Burnet back to Stage 1 water restrictions

FILE - Water sprinkler (KXAN File Photo)
FILE - Water sprinkler (KXAN File Photo)

BURNET, Texas (KXAN) — The mandatory Stage Two water restrictions have been lifted for the city of Burnet starting Aug. 12.

Burnet has been under Stage Two restrictions for the past two years, but with the rise of Lake Buchanan over the past few months, the city is easing the restrictions.

The lesser restrictions for Stage One are voluntary. All users of Burnet’s water utility are asked to used the 5-Day Watering Schedule for outdoor uses and only water on designated days.

Outdoor watering uses include watering lawns, any other outdoor vegetation, washing vehicles, using sprinkler systems and irrigation. Watering outside is discouraged between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., unless it is with a hand held hose, hand-held bucket, or drip irrigation system.

All water wasting is frowned upon; including failing to control a leak, water run off into gutters, and washing any paved area like sidewalks.

These restrictions do no apply to commercial car washes or service stations.

Once conditions improve for the highland lakes the Stage One restrictions will be in effect.

To learn more about the Drought Contingency Plan you can visit there website here.

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